Rough opening week but no regrets. Only coulda, shoulda, wouldas.

Under on Michigan-Notre Dame over/under? Check.

West Virginia thumping rebuilding Tennessee? Check.

The eyes of Texas turned out to be nays, though, when Maryland turned its fallen comrade into an emotional memorial.

Washington played well but couldn’t finish against Auburn. Miami was a shocking no-show against inspired LSU. And my sentimental pick, Northern Illinois, only covered for a half (3-0) before getting routed. Who knew?

Oh well. . . Back on the horse.

It’s not a riveting week in the Big Ten. But I like some Midwestern behemoths to strut their offensive stuff.

THE GAMES

Western Michigan plus-28 at Michigan, 11 a.m.

Eastern Michigan plus 16-1/2 at Purdue, 11 a.m.

New Mexico plus-35 at Wisconsin, 11 a.m.

Rutgers plus-35 at Ohio State, 2:30 p.m.

Arkansas State plus 36-1/2 at Alabama, 2:30 p.m.

Fresno State plus 2-1/2 at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.